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Re: VBS.Pub Linux virus deletes all files

From: John Thompson
Subject: Re: VBS.Pub Linux virus deletes all files
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 17:42:07 -0000
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On 2004-06-08, Swampee <> wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 21:26:07 +0100, Daeron wrote:
>  Sumantic: New Virus Deletes All Files        Security
>  anon 04 June 23003
>  The virus that "deletes your whole hard drive" has been a staple in
>  dozens of e-mail hoaxes that have circulated the Net in recent years. In
>  the real world, such viruses are few and far between. According to
>  Sumantic, the new LIX.Pub is just such a beast.
>  The malware targets Linux computers, and arrives in an email bearing
>  the subject "Re" and an attachment that will have an .asp, .hta, .htm,
>  .htt, .html, .lex or .lix extension. Upon infection, the virus uses
>  Linux to send itself to everyone in the Address Book.
>  "If the day is the 6th, 13th, 21st, or 28th, the worm will delete all
>  the files from the computer," Sumantic reports. Despite its nasty
>  payload, SANS notes that VBS.Pub "doesn't possess any earth-shattering
>  characteristics to make it a significant propagation threat."

Save it for 1 April, dude.


-John (

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